low lying land

Untranslatable Irish Words Part 2
  • Comhardadh - Rhyme where the first syllable of each word has the same vowel
  • Criathróir - Animal sure-footed on boggy ground.
  • Dearglach - Red glow (in sky).
  • Driongán - Animal in poor condition.
  • Eadra - Morning milking time
  • Feimíneach - Tail-eating animal.
  • Foiseach - Grass inaccessible to mowing machine; grass growing along margin of field.
  • Fóisí -  One who does things by fits and starts.
  • Fuarlach - Flooding from heavy rainfall; low-lying marginal land subject to flooding 
  • Gormánach - Young seal after shedding white baby-coat.
  • Iombhá - Place where there is danger of drowning.
  • Ioscaid -  Hollow at back of knee. 
  • Ithir - Land on which root crops have been grown in previous season.
  • Ladhar - Space between toes or fingers.
  • Méidhe - Neck; stump of neck, neck of headless body.
  • Sabhsaí - Person who works in all weathers.
  • Séanas - Gap between upper front teeth.
  • Rosc - Poetic technique in which the stressed vowel is at the end of the line
  • Tonach - Wash; washing the dead.
The Case of the Tully Monster

Sometimes, real life can be far, far stronger than fiction.

Tullimonstrum gregarium is an animal from the late Carboniferous of Illinois that’s served as a reliable source of headaches for paleontologists for a while now, because it’s been really hard to classify–ideas have been thrown around, but nothing solid ever came up. We’ve got plenty of complete fossils, we know what it looked like, but… as far as we could tell, it just didn’t look like anything else.

But, as of this Wednesday, March 16th, the mystery has been solved. A group of Yale researchers pored over and analyzed more than a thousand fossils of these guys and finally managed to come up with a clear, accurate, and realistic restoration of what this animal was like in real life:

Yup. Clear as day.

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Irma: Florida residents call on Trump to open Mar-a-Lago as a shelter for hurricane victims
Clark Mindock Miami @ClarkMindock 3 hours ago http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/trump-irma-hurricane-path-latest-palm-beach-florida-tampa-shelter-evacuees-a7938521.html

Thousands of residents of South Florida are inundating hurricane shelters ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival, filling locations to capacity as a storm billed as one of the most powerful to ever make landfall in US history approaches.

In some locations, people are arriving at the doors only to be told that there is no room for them there. Frustrated with what has been seen as a lack of communication from local officials — and, in some cases, conflicting messages about where to go — some are asking a simple question: Why hasn’t Donald Trump said he will use his Mar-a-Lago resort as a place of refuge for desperate Americans?

“Of course he should” open up Mar-a-Lago, Rick Castillo said, standing just in front of his beachside home in Hollywood. Mr Castillo had prepared his home the best he could, and was admiring the crashing waves in front of him before the worst of Irma arrived.

Mr Castillo said that he wasn’t worried about the storm anymore — forecasts no longer say that the eastern coast of Florida will experience direct landfall — but said that the ramped up concern in recent days had forced people to help one another, to be as selfless as possible. On Friday, he had picked up a shovel to help others fill sandbags from the beach to bring home for safety.

“He should be doing anything to help the public,” Mr Castillo said of the President. “When people need help, you either help or you turn your head. I think Trump is turning his head.”

Documentary filmaker Michael Moore - and frequent Trump critic - also raised the question on Twitter.

Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago beach side resort was ordered to be evacuated Friday alongside all of the ritzy Palm Beach Island where it sits. The resort is located on a low-lying strip of land that runs against the Atlantic Ocean, and is separated from the mainland by yet another body of narrow water. Some of the country’s most expensive real estate is located on those same barrier islands where Mr Trump’s property sits.

However, it could potentially provide shelter in the wake of Hurricane Irma for those that may see their houses flooded.

The Trump Organization did not respond to a request for comment on this story by the time of publication.

Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago beach side resort was ordered to be evacuated Friday alongside all of the ritzy Palm Beach Island where it sits. The resort is located on a low-lying strip of land that runs against the Atlantic Ocean, and is separated from the mainland by yet another body of narrow water. Some of the country’s most expensive real estate is located on those same barrier islands where Mr Trump’s property sits.

Of course, the resort may actually be the worst spot to seek shelter. Not only could it be hit directly by fierce wind, but any sort of flooding would effectively trap those sheltered there on an island. Sadly, those blinded by their hatred of Trump don’t posses that kind of common sense.

—  Michael Lee regarding the cry from liberals that Trump should open his property as a haven for those seeking shelter from Irma
One day, one rhyme- Day 878

Low lying land near eerie swamp,
Sure to receive a lot of fog;
Hard wood floors, great to clomp and stomp;
High ceilings echo dialogue;
All furniture is unsecured,
So can be scraped about with ease;
Large brick basement where all are lured;
Nice space between walls, no more squeeze;
Hidden passageways, with spy-holes
Behind creepy portraits in paint;
Large rooms, to meet all ‘wailing’ goals;
Old floorboards creak without restraint;
Plenty of pictures on the walls,
Ready to fling at any time;
Terrible lighting in the halls
To make creepy shadows sublime;
Nearby substation provides hum
Of unsettling background music;
Throughout, the decor is grey glum;
Old staircases that squeak and click;
Outdoor fire pit and drowning pool;
Has been the scene of seven heists;
Air-con for ghostly breezes cool":
Selling realty to poltergeists.